Grip and Release: Hold Us Close Like a Child is a kinetic installation developed last year and was recently exhibited at Blue Oyster Project Space in Dunedin.
The work consisted of a large round bottom flask (used for heating chemicals in a Science Lab) attached to a pulley system in the roof. Every 8 minutes the motor activates the pulleys for 2 minutes, causing the flask to spin faster until it oscillates aggressively in mid air. The water inside the vessel responds to the movement by fluctuating up and down the internal glass surface like a living organism, projecting luminous forms on the surrounding environment.
To read more about this work you can visit my blog at emmakatechalmers.wordpress.com